Hang gliding pilot dies in 'tragic accident' near Chichester


A hang gliding pilot has died in an accident at a nature reserve near Chichester in West Sussex.

The 42-year-old man was discovered in wetland at the Medmerry Nature Reserve, in Earnley, on Tuesday by Coastguards.

Sussex Police said the incident, which took place in the Selsey area at about 17:00 GMT, was being treated as a "tragic accident".

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) and British Hang Gliding Association have been informed.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said they believed the AAIB would be "leading on the investigation into the cause of the crash".

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